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IZOD IndyCar Series: Pocono Indy 400 – Qualifying Results

Andretti Autosport, an IZOD IndyCar Series team with deep roots at Pocono Raceway and in Pennsylvania, swept the front row for the Pocono INDYCAR 400 Fueled by Sunoco on July 7.

Marco Andretti obliterated the track record of 211.715 mph set by Emerson Fittipaldi on Aug. 19, 1989, with a two-lap average speed of 221.273 mph in the No. 25 RC Cola Chevrolet. Reigning series champion Ryan Hunter-Reay was .1404 of a second back in the No. 1 DHL Chevrolet, and James Hinchcliffe was third (220.431 mph) in the No. 27 GoDaddy.com Chevrolet.

The last time a team swept a three-car front row in an Indy car event was the 1988 Indianapolis 500 with Penske Racing’s Rick Mears, Danny Sullivan and Al Unser. Andretti and teammate Carlos Munoz earned front-row starts in the 97th Indianapolis 500 in May.

Andretti, third in the championship standings, desperately wants to earn his third career victory. Doing so at his “home race” (he’s from Nazareth, Pa.) would be special. The Andretti family history at “The Tricky Triangle” includes Marco’s grandfather, Mario Andretti, winning the 1986 Indy car race in which his father, Michael, won the pole. Mario won the pole for the 1987 race shortly after Marco was born.

Qualifying Saturday for the Pocono INDYCAR 400 IZOD INDYCAR Series event on the 2.5-mile Pocono Raceway, with qualifying position, car number in parentheses, driver, chassis-engine, and average speed of two qualifying laps:

 

1.  (25) Marco Andretti, Dallara-Chevy, 221.273

2.  (1) Ryan Hunter-Reay, Dallara-Chevy, 220.892

3.  (27) James Hinchcliffe, Dallara-Chevy, 220.431

4.  (12) Will Power, Dallara-Chevy, 220.286

5.  (11) Tony Kanaan, Dallara-Chevy, 219.625

6.  (3) Helio Castroneves, Dallara-Chevy, 219.581

7.  (9) Scott Dixon, Dallara-Honda, 219.500

8.  (14) Takuma Sato, Dallara-Honda, 219.124

9.  (77) Simon Pagenaud, Dallara-Honda, 218.859 

10.  (78) Simona De Silvestro, Dallara-Chevy, 218.590

11.  (55) Tristan Vautier, Dallara-Honda, 218.575

12.  (7) Sebastien Bourdais, Dallara-Chevy, 218.517

13.  (83) Charlie Kimball, Dallara-Honda, 218.345

14.  (16) James Jakes, Dallara-Honda, 218.240

15.  (20) Ed Carpenter, Dallara-Chevy, 218.100

16.  (67) Josef Newgarden, Dallara-Honda, 217.832 

17.  (15) Graham Rahal, Dallara-Honda, 217.457

18.  (10) Dario Franchitti, Dallara-Honda, 217.047

19.  (18) Pippa Mann, Dallara-Honda, 216.980

20.  (19) Justin Wilson, Dallara-Honda, 216.872

21.  (6) Sebastian Saavedra, Dallara-Chevy, 215.570

22.  (5) EJ Viso, Dallara-Chevy, no speed

23.  (4) Ryan Briscoe, Dallara-Chevy, no speed

24.  (98) Alex Tagliani, Dallara-Honda, no speed

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